Bali kratom is one of the most popular kratom strains on the market because of its unique relaxing and mood enhancing qualities, as well as being one of the most abundant and affordable strains on the market. This mixture of potency and affordability gives users the best bang for their buck compared to other strains. However, due to its potency, this strain does come with some potential side effects and it is recommended that first time users start with something other than Bali kratom to get a better sense of what they can expect from kratom. Therefore, this guide aims to provide as much information about Bali kratom as possible, to allow users to make informed decisions regarding its benefits, differences in strain type, and possible side effects.
The Disputed Origins of Bali Kratom
The Kratom tree, a relative of the coffee tree, is indiginous to Southeast Asia and is found across the region in countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. However, the exact origin of Bali kratom is still unknown to this day. Most people assume that because it is called Bali kratom that it must originate from the island country. However, many believe Bali merley served as a port of business for kratom that was harvested in neighboring countries around the region. Others argue that most Bali kratom is grown in Sumatra and Borneo, which have claimed the name Bali due to the country’s overall popularity. Nevertheless, Bali kratom delivers powerful effects that keep users turning back to the product and has become a ‘do-it-all’ strain that sets the industry standard.
Kratom has been cultivated and utilized by indiginous communities of Southeast Asia for generations. However, modern day medicine does not fully recognize kratom as a commercial medical product, creating a lack of scientific and clinical research into the psychological and physical effects of kratom use. Therefore, much of the information we know about kratom stems from empirical evidence from those idiginous communities that have been using kratom for hundreds of years. That being said, understanding the physical make-up of the kratom plant, along with testimonials from users who claim these active benefits, allow us to infer upon what type of effect you will achieve when taking certain kinds of kratom strains.
What Are the Effects of Bali kratom?
With Bali, most users feel a sense of sedation and is known as one of the best strains to use for treating anxiety and depression. Bali kratom also comes with mild analgesic properties, which can benefit those suffering from chronic pain, sleep deprivation, or addiction from opiate medications. Compared with other stains, Bali is not the most stimulating strain. Instead, it is revered for its relaxing and soothing effects, which works to calm the mind and body. This aids in the encouragement of sleep, allowing users to feel at ease and quiet restless minds. This sedation effect has also been known to aid in weight loss by curbing appetite; taking strains like green Bali also comes with the added benefit of invigorating your metabolism, further aiding in the weight loss effects. Bali kratom has the ability to improve mental performance, creating a sense of alertness and attention to detail. It does this by improving blood flow through the body, making it easier for blood to reach the brain. As a result, the brain is able to function more efficiently, effectively improving cognitive abilities and allowing the user to think more freely without a sense of cloudiness or distraction.
Knowing which strain type to take is paramount in achieving the desired effects that Bali kratom has to offer. Each strain type is known by the color of the kratom leaf vein, which generally comes in three colors: red, green and white. Gold Bali kratom is also available, but these strains are difficult to come by. Moreover, each variety offers a unique set of physical properties that influence the type of kratom experience you will have.
Red-veined Bali Kratom – Typically in other kratom strains such as Thai or Maeng Da, red-veined kratom usually offers strong pain relieving properties. The same can be said for Bali, but to a lesser extent than the others mentioned above. Instead, red Bali is better known for its sedative qualities that offer relaxing and mood enhancing properties. Red Bali is among the most popular red strain kratom products on the market. One, because of its overall abundance, and two, because of these unique sedation and stress management properties that cannot be found in other strains. Red Bali has also been known to be the most effective at helping curb addictions specifically because of these sedative effects.
Green-veined Bali Kratom – Green Bali offers similar relaxing/stress relieving properties of red-veined Bali, but without the potent sedative effects. Instead, green-veined Bali kratom offers users with a much more powerful mood enhancement. Green Bali is not like other typical green-veined kratom species in that it is not euphoric. Instead, green Bali relieves stress by offering calming effects that induce relaxation. Like many other green kratom strains though, it does improve cognitive abilities which can leave you feeling alert and energetic throughout the day.
White-veined Bali Kratom – This strain type is in the middle child between red and green Bali, but much more difficult to find. It offers all milder effects of both strains, including: sedation and stress relief, relaxation, improved cognitive abilities, and helps to fight addiction. One unique feature of white Balie is that some users have reported improved sexual performance when using this particular strain. This could be from the mild blend of anti-stress properties mixed with higher energy levels, but there is no definite proof to this claim. Still, it does not hurt to try for yourself. As a general note though, this strain is not recommended for first time users as it could be challenging for newbies to get accustomed to the mixture of sedation and energy.
Gold Bali Kratom – Gold kratom is known as being of the highest quality and most rare to find. It gets its name from the golden appearance of the leaf and because of the incredibly potent effects it has on the mind and body. Gold Bali has been known to be one of the best at relieving pain and treating insomnia, with its effects lasting up to four hours. This strain works by calming the mind and soothing the body, improving mental focus and helping to relax your muscles. This is one strain where if you are lucky enough to find it, you should definitely check it out.
Possible Side Effects of Bali Kratom
Bali kratom possesses many unique characteristics that makes it stand out compared to other kratom strains. It can improve cognitive abilities, alleviate stress and relax the mind and body, relieve chronic pain, and aid in the recovery from addiction. And the best part is that you can achieve all of this without breaking the bank. However, because this strain is so potent, it does come with some side effects to consider before taking. Some of these side effects include:
- slurred speech and blurry vision
Therefore, recognizing what the proper dosage is for your experience level is important. Generally speaking, if you take less than 8 grams you will most likely not experience any of these symptoms. Still, it is always appropriate to exercise caution when experimenting with a new strain.